[New Parent Series] Tip 3: Set Common Goals
by Horacio Ochoa, on Mar 2, 2017 10:50:35 PM
Up next in our series of 5 tips to engage with your child’s education, today’s tip: Set Common Goals... a brief story on the importance of working together, parents and children, to envision the future and work together to reach it.
By setting academic goals with your children you enhance the communication process. You can start by discussing their personal and academic aspirations to allow your child to learn how to think about long-term outcomes. While it’s meaningful to encourage your children to dream limitlessly, encourage them to set ‘SMART’ goals too (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time based).
To guide them on the right course towards their goals (and hold them accountable), it may be helpful to use calendars, planners, agendas, and/or to-do lists.
We hope you are enjoying this series of tips, please provide any additional tips for engaged parenting in the comments section below. If you want to check the entire series, click here.
Why this series?
We at Bloomz are all about parental engagement. That’s why we have developed the most complete app to help teachers connect with parents in a secure, easy way. That’s also why we’ve expanded our app to connect Childcare centers with parents, keeping them informed and on top of their kids’ daily activities. These tips are a small contribution to help parents stay connected and engaged with their kids' education.